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A new strategy for the greener use of calcium carbide

Computational chemists from St Petersburg University and the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed a new strategy for using calcium acetylide in the synthesis of organic compounds. The researchers proposed a new approach by analysing the interaction of calcium acetylide with water and dimethyl sulfoxide on the atomic scale.
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Newly discovered mineral petrovite could revolutionize batteries

Russian scientists discover a new mineral in the volcanic area of Kamchatka in the country's far east.The mineral dubbed "petrovite" can be utilized to power sodium-ion batteries.Batteries based on salt would be cheaper to produce than lithium-ion batteries. Researchers from St. Petersburg University in Russia found a beautiful new mineral species called "petrovite," created in the volcanos of the remote region of Kamchatka in the country's far east.The research team that found petrovite was he...
Tags: Travel, Energy, Technology, Russia, Discovery, University, Chemistry, Geology, Innovation, St Petersburg, Kamchatka, Peter, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg University, Filatov, Far Eastern Branch

Scientists discover a new mineral

The research team headed by Stanislav Filatov, Professor at the Department of Crystallography at St Petersburg University, has discovered a new mineral species in Kamchatka - petrovite. The scientists named the find in honour of Tomas Petrov, an outstanding crystallographer and Professor at St Petersburg University. He together with his students Arkady Glikin and Sergei Moshkin, was the first in the world to create a technology for growing jewellery malachite.
Tags: Science, Kamchatka, St Petersburg University, Stanislav Filatov, Department of Crystallography, Tomas Petrov, Arkady Glikin, Sergei Moshkin

Targeting TAAR5 can provide a new treatment opportunity for neurodegenerative disorders

St Petersburg University researchers, led by Professor Raul R. Gainetdinov, Director of the Institute of Translational Biomedicine and Academic Supervisor of the St Petersburg University Hospital, have found a new role for recently discovered neurotransmitter system that uses the trace amine-associated receptor 5 (TAAR5) for neurotransmission.
Tags: Health, St Petersburg University, Raul R Gainetdinov, Institute of Translational Biomedicine, St Petersburg University Hospital

A putative mechanism that switches brain pathology from anxiety to depression discovered

In experiments on mice, putative mechanisms for switching brain pathology from a state of experimental anxiety to depression have been discovered by the international team of researchers led by scientists from St Petersburg University (Russia). In the long term, this discovery could make it possible to create new, more effective drugs for mental disorders in humans.
Tags: Science, Russia, St Petersburg University

Technology for printing customized neuroprostheses on a 3D bioprinter

Researchers from St Petersburg University have developed the NeuroPrint soft neuroprosthesis 3D printing technology. In the long term, this can help paralyzed people after spinal cord injury. The new development has already shown its effectiveness in studies on mammals and zebrafish.
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Entomologists from SPbU discover a rare species of tropical Heteroptera with long antennae

An international team of scientists, including researchers from St Petersburg University, has discovered a new genus and species of bug from the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It was named Tatupa grafei and classified as belonging to plant bugs (Miridae).
Tags: Science, Southeast Asia, Borneo, St Petersburg University

St Petersburg University scientists count all the tiny snails in the Arctic

St Petersburg University Scientists have summarised all the known information about Arctic snails that have dimensions less than five millimetres. The information gathered will help to learn more about marine ecosystem pollution and climate change.
Tags: Science, Arctic, St Petersburg University, St Petersburg University Scientists

COVID-19 complications may be associated with von Willebrand factor in the blood

Anna Aksenova, a senior research associate at the Laboratory of Amyloid Biology at St Petersburg University, has advanced a hypothesis that the severe course of COVID-19 may be associated with von Willebrand factor.
Tags: Health, Willebrand, St Petersburg University, Anna Aksenova, Laboratory of Amyloid Biology

To think like a dinosaur

Palaeontologists from St Petersburg University have been the first to study in detail the structure of the brain and blood vessels in the skull of the ankylosaur Bissektipelta archibaldi. It was a herbivorous dinosaur somewhat similar in appearance to a modern armadillo.
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Scientists find out which of the metazoans has the smallest known genome

Researchers at St Petersburg University have deciphered the Intoshia variabili gene, the smallest representative of the parasite from the Orthonectida group. At present, its genome is proved to be smallest among all metazoans and includes only 5,120 genes. Phylogenetic relationships of Orthonectida have remained controversial for a long time. According to recent data from St Petersburg University scientists, these parasites are close to Annelida.
Tags: Science, St Petersburg University, Orthonectida

High ferritin levels may indicate severe COVID-19

Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld is Head of the Laboratory of the Mosaic of Autoimmunity at St Petersburg University and founder and Head of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases (Israel). During the Cradle of Virology online conference, he spoke about the correlation between the severity of COVID-19 symptoms and high levels of ferritin. It turns out that elevated ferritin concentrations are associated with an increased production of special signalling molecules, which can lead to complicatio...
Tags: Science, St Petersburg University, Yehuda Shoenfeld

A rare snail living on wood is discovered in the Arctic ocean

Postgraduate student Ekaterina Krol and Senior Research Associate at the Department of Applied Ecology of St Petersburg University Ivan Nekhaev have found a marine snail from the subclass Neomphaliones in a collection from the Soviet Arctic expeditions of the 1930s. For over 70 years, it has been mistakenly placed in another family of marine molluscs. It is noteworthy that representatives of the subclass Neomphaliones have been found in such specific habitats as sunken wood and hydrothermal vent...
Tags: Science, Arctic Ocean, St Petersburg University, Senior Research Associate, Ekaterina Krol, Ivan Nekhaev

Microelectronics for birds

Ornithologists and physicists from St Petersburg University have conducted an interdisciplinary study together with colleagues from Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Biological Station Rybachy of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. They have created a micro device, weighing less than a gram, which enables them to disrupt locally the avian magnetic compass.
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Functioning amyloid found in healthy brain

Scientists from St Petersburg University worked with their colleagues from the St Petersburg branch of the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics.
Tags: Health, St Petersburg, St Petersburg University

A salamander named Egoria: Palaeontologists identify new Jurassic amphibian

A group of Russian and German palaeontologists have described a previously unknown genus and species of prehistoric salamanders. The new amphibian is named Egoria malashichevi -- in honor of Yegor Malashichev a talented scientist and associate professor of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology at St Petersburg University, who passed away at the end of 2018.
Tags: Science, Yegor Malashichev, St Petersburg University, Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Dralyuk’s 1917.

It’s high time I spread the word about Boris Dralyuk’s brilliant compilation 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution. Fortunately, I don’t have to expend a lot of effort explaining to you how brilliant it is, because Caryl Emerson has done it for me in this TLS review (happily available even to nonsubscribers). I’ll just quote a few paragraphs to whet your appetite and send you to the TLS link for the rest (and to Wuthering Expectations for another rave): Dralyuk must put these lyr...
Tags: Russia, Uncategorized, Crimea, Linguistics, Tls, Tolstoy, Sasha, Lenin, Osip Mandelstam, Mandelstam, Don Cossack, Boris Dralyuk, Marina Tsvetaeva, Petrograd, Dralyuk, Caryl Emerson